Preparing students for college means giving them more than a grounding in academics. Time-management skills, an ability to persevere to solve problems, and a sense of personal responsibility are also skills that schools can instill to help students navigate the challenges of higher education.
KIPP charter school network reports that many of its college-going alumni experience significant hardships, including sometimes lacking the funds to afford meals.
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.
The current metric for college and career readiness focuses too heavily on college preparation, critics have said.
Citing duplication, the state's third-largest district sought to drop the 11th-grade Smarter Balanced test.
Advanced Placement exam scores in California have grown steadily over the past decade, with the state now ranking 5th nationally for the percentage of students earning scores that qualify for college credit.
At some CSU campuses, even passing the system’s math placement test or completing remedial requirements won’t ensure that students avoid remedial math.
Current placement practices may force some students into remedial math courses they don’t need, jeopardizing their progress through college.
The new federal education law eliminated the subsidy for low-income students.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
The incentive is aimed at increasing the number of math, science, bilingual education and special education teachers.
A new law will allow more high school students in California to take college courses on their high school campuses. It's part of an effort to have more students better prepared for college.
Latinos and Asians comprise the largest groups of applicants as students seek to gain entrance to at least one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses.
Community colleges must better support students’ academic progression while upholding standards in college-level courses.
Girls and young women often comprise at least 60 percent of students in programs. Attracting more boys is now a priority, but it won't be easy.
PISA tests show a lower-than-average percentage of U.S. students were high-performing in math, while a higher-than-average percentage of U.S. students were below proficient in math last year.